It would seem these days in the self storage world that people are very helpful. What I mean by that is many people are taking the time to call around for their friends storage needs. Many friends and family members are trying to help out their friends who are in need of storage and can’t call for their selves. It is very interesting that some are calling around looking for prices but they really do not know anything about what their friend or family member is storing. If they do not know what they are storing, they are not able to really help them, which of course defeats the purpose of their phone call.
It is assured that people are very appreciative of the effort they are putting into during the dirty work of gathering information, but without much information giving on your part, their search could be in vain. When a person is calling around for you, the facility they are calling will ask them a bunch of question that the caller might not be able to answer. Many times the person calling just tries to get a price list that they can just give to their friend. That does not really help because if there is a long list of prices with many different storage units on them, which one does the customer choose? How can they budget or know how much they need to spend?
If you are going to have someone call around looking for storage for you, do a couple of things to help them, help you. Be specific with them and have them jot down a couple of things. First let them know when you need the space. The manager will ask when your friend or family member will need self storage so they check on availability. Also let the person calling for you know what you are storing so they can tell the manager. The manager or storage sales agent will look at what sizes could fit the belongings of the person who needs storage. Then based on what is being stored, the manager can tell them the price which is what the person needing storage needs.
Please make sure that the person who is doing the calling asks good questions as well. They are being helpful in finding the best value for you, but they also have be able to make decisions for you as well. If they hear of a special rate or value that just can’t be passed up, they can reserve the space for you. That would be very nice of your friend. You sent them on a journey to find you storage so why not reserve a space for them if they find one? Give them all the information you need them to know so you can get the space you need for your move. If a friend or family member is nice enough to help you out, then help them out by giving them what they need to help you.
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